Astragalus Root, As Seen on Dr. Oz
If you were watching today's 5-13-2011 Dr. Oz show you may have noticed Doctor Oz mentioning astragalus root to help fight infections. Astragalus has been used in Chinese medicine to treat infection and to protect against stress. It helps protect against physical, mental, and emotional stress.
Astragalus is a plant that is grown in China, Mongolia, and Korea. It grows to be 16-36 inches tall. The root is the medicinal part of the plant, that people use to help prevent cold and respiratory infections.
Astragalus has potent antioxidants that fight free radicals and pollutants that invade the body through everyday living. It protects the immune system, fights colds, and respiratory infections. It has even shown promise to protect against cancer and diabetes.
Astragalus has antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It stimulates the immune system and has anti-viral properties.